Tampa’s premier spring festival returns on Saturday 29 February 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival. With more than 35 delicious dishes to pair with over 100 wines, craft beers and cocktails, park guests can explore a variety of flavours while enjoying a diverse concert line-up, including acts for all tastes.
The Food & Wine Festival runs on weekends from 29 February to 26 April and is included with admission to the park.
Indulge in NEW Culinary Creations
In addition to returning fan-favoUrites, this year’s menu boasts many daring new flavours inspired by cuisines around the USA.
Guests can begin their culinary road trip with grilled lamb chops featuring a 15-year balsamic drizzle from northern California. Foodies can’t miss mouthwatering Tex-Mex classics like chorizo queso fundido with sweet onions and shishito peppers or grilled elote – the park’s spin on Mexican street corn featuring cotija cheese and lime crema. Island delights feature flavours of paradise with Hawaiian-inspired delicacies including a dreamy pineapple upside down cake or Kona-crusted filet mignon with Maui onion butter. Nostalgic guests can even take a trip down memory lane with a visit to the 60th Anniversary cabin, featuring recipes inspired by historical Busch Gardens’ treats and snacks from decades gone by.
In addition to an exciting food and wine offering, this year’s festival features five unique tastings, including returning favourites and all new options. Throughout the event, guests can explore exotic spirits at signature vodka, bourbon, ice wine, tequila and sparkling wine tastings.
The best way to savour and save on everything the festival has to offer is with a Food & Wine Festival Sampler. Guests can purchase a 5, 8 or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease.
Enjoy All-Star Performances at Live Concerts
From country and rock to R&B, the Food & Wine Festival line-up reflects musical genres of all tastes. Fans can book the ultimate festival experience with one of two exclusive VIP packages available for each act, including reserved concert seating and a Sampler Lanyard. Concert headliners include:
Saturday 29 Feb : Collective Soul
Sunday 1 March : The Commodores
Saturday 7 March : Chase Bryant & Danielle Bradbery
Sunday 8 March : Rachel Platten
Saturday 14 March : Ezra Ray Hart
Sunday 15 March : THREE DOG NIGHT
Saturday 21 March : LOCASH
Sunday 22 March : Fitz & The Tantrums
Saturday 28 March : Home Free
Sunday 29 March : Taking Back Sunday
Saturday 4 April : Third Eye Blind
Sunday 5 April : KC & The Sunshine Band
Saturday 11 April : 38 Special
Sunday 12 April : Micah Tyler & Austin French
Saturday 18 April : Lee Brice
Sunday 19 April : Clint Black
Saturday 25 April : El Gran Combo
Sunday 26 April : Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe